Samsung Genio Touch Review
In a nutshell: The Samsung Genio Touch is an entry-level touchscreen
phone very similar to the Tocco Lite, but with a more basic camera and
a smaller screen. Better looking than the Tocco Lite, but with easy
access to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, we think that the Genio Touch
is a great phone and a bargain too.
Review: October 2009. Last updated April 2010.
Samsung's best-selling phone is currently the Tocco
Lite. But now, here comes the Genio Touch, a curvier version of
the Tocco Lite, with rounded corners and a more futuristic look. The
Genio has a more basic spec than the Tocco Lite, but is about the same
The Genio is very much like the Tocco Lite, and has the same kind of
touchscreen interface, but with a slightly smaller screen. The camera
isn't as good either, but the Genio does have cool widgets that give
easy access to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. There's also a full screen
web browser, a music player that supports most popular music formats
and an FM radio too. With a memory card slot, you can easily store thousands
of music tracks, and the Genio is equipped with Bluetooth so you can
easily share stuff with your friends. Initially the price of the Genio
Touch was too high, but it has already fallen to around £60, and
at this price we'd say it was a bargain and could easily become the
mobile of choice for teens.
Features of the Samsung Genio Touch include:
- 2 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom
- Video recording (QVGA 15fps)
- Display: TFT, 262K colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.8 inches)
- Music player (MP3/AAC/AAC+/AAC++/WMA formats)
- Stereo FM radio
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
- Integrated handsfree speakerphone
- Personal organiser functions
- Memory: 50MB plus MicroSD memory card slot (up to 8GB)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10, EDGE
- Quadband GSM
- Size: 103 x 57 x 12.4 mm
- Weight: TBC
Samsung Genio Touch User Reviews
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Average rating from 117 reviews:
Reviewed by deepika bhattacharjee from india on
13th Jul 2012
it z a very superb mob.. all in one feature i can do watevr i can like
............ it has an excellent battery nd large memory..........games
r superb............pic to bindas hai.........touch outstanding........bt
sometimes it irritade meeeee 222...............bt allrightt..........
my bf alsi love it bt he had an galaxy nd i wl also buy it bt nw isese
kam chalati hu.......... bt i love it realyyyyyyyyyy muaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh........!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Amber from UK on 22nd Jun 2012
The genio touch has the BEST battery life I have ever seen in a phone!
It is so easy to use and the camera is brilliant. I am now, after two
or three years, ooking into a new phone. I can't seem to find a phone
with a battery as good as this one :(
Reviewed by Chloe from England on 11th Mar 2012
I've had this phone for almost 2 years now. I've dropped it many times
and the condition is still fine. Also the picture editing is good and
the widgets are fun, as well as the battery life being good (my phone
is on all day and I use it probably an hour a day for texting, photos
etc. and I only have to charge it every 4 days, although it could last
a good 6 days).
However the games are not brilliant and the touch screen is playing
up a lot now- probably due to the fact that it is 2 years old. Also
the social networking and internet is poor and the memory space is not
As a result I would reccomend buying a more updated phone, especially
a smartphone which would have much better capabilities.
Reviewed by Abbie from England on 6th Mar 2012
It's a good phone if you're prone to breaking phones like me. I Have
had mine for 3 years (the longest I've had a phone without breaking
it) I've dropped it quite a few times and it hasn't broken yet, no cracks
on the screen only a few scratches on the case. The only thing i would
say about it though is that the screen can sometimes be either too sensitive
or not sensitive enough and if you want music on it I would suggest
getting a memory card because it's not the best phone for storing music.
Overall it's a good phone :)
Reviewed by Amy <3 from England on 24th Feb 2012
a good phone but i had some trouble with the touch screen. Can edit
photos well <3
Reviewed by zakiyya from west mid on 15th Feb
the touch screen dosent work and it is very bad phone save ur money
Reviewed by Tori from UK on 17th Jan 2012
I think that the Samsung genio touch is a good phone. It has good features
and very easy access to Facebook and twitter. The camera isn't as good
as other phones but overall I am happy with my buy and would Definitly
buy it again
Reviewed by calum from england on 12th Jan 2012
really good better then samsung galazy ace on three
Reviewed by Dee from England on 11th Jan 2012
Fantastic little phone. Very easy to use, looks good and feels good
(have to "bond" with my phone - sad!?) I could "upgrade" it on my contract
to a Nokia C301, but have decided to keep this one. It has all that's
needed for a non techno phobe like me. Would recommend
Reviewed by Katie from UK on 2nd Jan 2012
This has been my best phone so far, I love it! I can't really fault
it. Yes it is quite basic but I'm not really after a smartphone, the
Genio suits my needs. And I love the touch screen
Reply by michaela from northampton on
22nd Aug 2012
Would you say it is easy for a beginner with phones?
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
22nd Aug 2012
Yes, definitely a good phone for a beginner.
Reviewed by Tash from England on 19th Dec 2011
I've had this phone for ages, and I will say, its pretty good. I got
it in 2009, but dropped it and cracked the screen, but I still kept
it as a back up phone, as it still worked (luckily!). I brought a new
phone (Samsung Tocco Lite) but lost it. So I went back to the Samsung
Genio, and I'm getting on alright with it. It looks nice, but it is
boring and I cant get internet or anything. However, this phone is good,
considering its cracked and it was turned off for about a year. But
sometimes it freezes too, but thats probably because its quite old.
Its an alright phone.
Reviewed by chantelle from england on 4th Dec
I've had this phone for just over a year which is the longest i've ever
had a phone i've also dropped it so many times its unreal but still
works a treat the only down side is i cant get it to sync with my laptop
Reviewed by alex from England on 3rd Dec 2011
quality piece of engineering. It's not the best phone out there, but
it's worth it's price and it never breaks - i once droppped it out of
my window into a bucket of water and it worked perfectly :) BUY IT NOW
Reviewed by leah from england on 2nd Dec 2011
This phone is very good i've had it for nearly 2 years, it is really
easy to use! i've dropped it so many times, on rocks, off my bunk-bed,etc
but it has always lasted, the texting is hard at first but i can text
without looking now! camera is okay, i like how you can change the back,internet
takes forever to load? and sometimes when i get texts they come through
about 10 times but then when i take the battery out it will stop coming
through. I do love this phone though!!!! x
Reviewed by Katie from england on 2nd Dec 2011
I'm not going to say it's rubbish cos it's not but i've been experiencing
the same problem over and over again. That problem is that the touch
screen needs recalibrating but you can't do it. I wouldn't recommend
this phone as i'm fed up of it!
Reviewed by hayden from spain on 1st Dec 2011
the phone is just simply rubbish especially the internet experience
Reviewed by ali from uk on 15th Dec 2009
this phone is great...i got it a few weeks ago and so far its been a
nifty phone.....i just don't know how to get the facebook and youtube
widgets, any help????
Reply by ellie from UK on 21st Dec
ali you get it by going on your networks website and it normaly says
internet and you go on that and then type in your number and it will
Reviewed by shine from United Kingdom on 15th
Samsung genio touch is good when it comes to looks and it is lightweight
but when it comes to camera it is rubbish. I bought a samsung genio
touch and it didn't come with a USB connector to put music in. Is that
suppose to be like that. I don't know. In conclusion, it is a nice phone
and a very attractive and lighweight.
Reviewed by Sam from England on 15th Dec 2009
This fone is so cheap looking , its also so common everyone hasd them
and the sound on the earphones are awful. THE ONLY GOO THING IS THAT
TOUCH SCREEN IS REALLY EASY TO USE
Reviewed by john from scotland on 15th Dec 2009
i kno people say this fone really bad and freezes all the time .. but
it actually doesnt ... the only reason it freezes is when there are
are too many widgets on the one screen. this causes it 2 become laggy
. so jst maybe only put 1 widget on each sceen ! hope it helps :)
Reviewed by sarah from england on 15th Dec 2009
i seriously dnt get y ppl are saying this fone is bad .. ? ive had it
4 a gd while and its NOT bad! da txting does get sorta annoyin .. bu
dats all ?! otherwise its such a gd sleek fone ;)
Reviewed by simba from england on 14th Dec 2009
most AMAAAAAAZING fone evveeerrr. my first ever fone but i got used
2 it soooo easily, like 10 mins. sooo worth the money coz my bro has
the tocco lite and the genio has more features (just the camera isnt
as good) but its like half the price! hes kinda jealous! i got it in
pink and i think its the only fone ive seen in that shade of pink (HOT
PINK!)i luv the 3 extra covers, sooo nice designs! overall this fone
is the beeeeest
Reviewed by dee-dee from ireland on 14th Dec 2009
got the phone for my birthday and i love it..only problem im not recieving
texts or else they come through bout 10 times :(
Reviewed by kadice rhodes from england on 14th
i think samsung genios are great because im getting one for xmas and
kid like touch screen phones but they dont like a touch sreen phone
thats hard to use unless they wont buy it or they will throw it away
so the samsung genio is really easy to use and i like the style of it.
Reviewed by louie from UK on 14th Dec 2009
My mate has this phone and they said is realy good but im a bit woried
about theas coments it looked good 2 me !
Reviewed by jess from england on 13th Dec 2009
got the phone a week ago and i really like it but it wont let me go
onto facebook or the internet, it keeps saying 'ask for timeout' any
Reviewed by Jamie-lee from UK on 13th Dec 2009
In My Opinion, The Phone Is quite Good, But I Am Having Problems With
It, I Cant Seem To Recieve Text Messages, Can Any One Help Me ? Thanks
Reviewed by libb from england on 13th Dec 2009
mine doesn't charge? so i took it back to the shop and got another one
and that one don't charge either! did anyone elses do that & if it did
what did you do to make it work?
Reviewed by Jg from england on 13th Dec 2009
amazing fone best ive ever had
Reviewed by elly from UK on 13th Dec 2009
this phone is amazing. It has cool widgets, a good touchscreen and awesome
features!! I love it and would definately reccomend it! ps i only got
Reviewed by Hamda from Uk on 12th Dec 2009
I Think this phone is good its so girly and i am one lol LOvelyy....
I got this in WHite Cause im usally WILDDDDDD!!!!
Reviewed by charlotte from england on 12th Dec
love this phone getting it for xmas but my friend has it omg i love
it !!!!! u must get it in orange xx
Reviewed by Alex from England on 12th Dec 2009
First appearances seem good. Then you notice the lack of customization
of obvious annoying settings such as: the delete button when texting
(press it twice and it deletes everything you've typed); the software
is slow to respond to presses and sometimes locks up for a few seconds;
messages keep showing up as new after they've been read, the screen
goes blank as soon as a call is made (annoying for dealing with touchtone
menus). Also I think the touchscreen is poorly calibrated. Wondering
whether all the people here who say it's gr8 are paid by Samsung. They've
rushed the OS and it shows
Reviewed by Cath from Wales on 11th Dec 2009
Really not happy - just bought two of these (for my kids), only one
came with a usb cable, when i rang to complain I was told that they
dont come with the cables. How are you supposed to put the music onto
the phone or upload pics (I've a fairly new laptop and it isnt bluetooth
enabled so cables are my only option). I've tried the one cable I have
and it doesnt work - the driver software cant be located !!! If i'm
not supposed to have the cables where do I get the disk??? 1st time
buying a samsung and the last !!!
Reviewed by hannah from england on 11th Dec 2009
Dis is de best fone ive ever had :D .. nd ive had a lot of fones ..
:P it doesnt freeze at all ! it only freezes and gets slow if u hav
loads of widgits on ur screen! so i only hav lyk 1 per page :) its slick
aswell mate ;)
Reviewed by borat from kazahkstan on 10th Dec
itsa very nive mobeel phone
Reviewed by Harry D from scotland on 10th Dec
Its expensive has good feateures. But its not good - it freezes. Acctually
on a whole I reckon the LG cOokie is more robust and has just as good
feautures and is a fraction of the price
Reviewed by harry from wales on 9th Dec 2009
its the coolest phone ever
Reviewed by Mily from Uk on 9th Dec 2009
Really bad. Keeps freezes, and had it for a few months know ... screen
scatches SO easily. so annoying! If I were you I won't get it, a pain.
especailly when it wants to do it's own thing. ERGH! :( A definite no.
Please don't waste your money, I'm on pay and you go, lucky me, i feel
sorry for those who have just got it, or are expected it for xmas -
WARNING: NO to contract... Money back please!
Reviewed by gabbii from england on 9th Dec 2009
Im Gettin It 4 X-mas Nd Ive Used It B4 Nd It Brill Nt 2 Big Fun Colours
Mre 4 Teens Tho Good Settings easy 2 Find Silent 4 wen Your At Skl I
Would Deff Recomend It :D
Reviewed by dod from spain on 8th Dec 2009
This phone is da best in da world!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Lianne from England on 8th Dec 2009
I like this phone, and i've had it for nearly a month now, but now when
i text the phone freezes and starts doing its own thing. so i have to
wait 5 minutes for it to sort itself out before i can continue, which
really, really bugs me. plus the background bugs me, being spread over
3 pages. its hard to get a widgit photo to look good :/
Reviewed by bella from ireland on 8th Dec 2009
Omg i got dis fone 2daay .. its AMAZING! its rele fast & easy 2 txt
on and it looks gd 2 :)
Reviewed by Sophie from England on 7th Dec 2009
im getting the phone for christmas, but my friends have it and its a
really good phone, the touchscreen is good, and the battery life isnt
as bad as what people are saying. it last the full school day (6 hours)
and the bus home with is about another half an hour but im not sure
how much longer after that but its really good for money:)
Reviewed by Mkz from England on 7th Dec 2009
My girlfriend got this phone yesterday and is not very happy with it
. Had to take the phone chip out and put it back in to get the reception
back , 1 day and it doesn't look good the touch screen is not very good
Reviewed by Danny from England on 6th Dec 2009
Its an awesome phone, I got it the other day and it is simple to work!
However, I keep getting the same message around 5 times, i've had a
look on the settings to see if anythings wrong but there isnt anthing..
anyone know how to change this?
Reviewed by stew from uk on 6th Dec 2009
this is a great phone.. the price is great too. i like its functionality,
its look..i have had no problems with it what so ever. if u guyz are
having such major problems with your phones ie: battery life and freezing..
then i would suggest there may be a fault and u should take it back
and have it looked at or replaced..
Reviewed by rhiannon from emgland on 5th Dec 2009
im getting this phone i carnt wait. but my mates got it and she said
its amazing and the best phone she had she couldt work it at the begging
because she isnt used to touch but she said its easy to get used to
its more of a teen phone that and adults i actually carnt wait till
i get mine now ive bin on her :D
Reviewed by hannah from England on 5th Dec 2009
i love the new Genio Touch! its so cute. i love how its so thin and
so colourful! i dnt have it but i'm getting it 4 christmas and can't
wait!!! i went on my friends and it DID pick up exactly where i wanted
it 2 go!! so the touch screen IS gd!!!! i will have 2 ask her about
battery as i am concerned as some comments below say the batterys poor!
apart frm tht i can't think of anything wrong with it but i need 2 find
out the battery thing b4 christmas!!! xxxx
Reviewed by mat from england on 4th Dec 2009
i got this yesterday and i LOVE it i carnt get enough of it the internet
Reviewed by Laura Groody from England on 3rd Dec
The Samsung Genio Touch is a well equiped phone, and is very fast and
assuring. The Genio Touch is this years best buy. What more could you
Reviewed by nasriya from england on 3rd Dec 2009
i love my new phone i just got it yesterday but it dosnt have tht much
entertainment its more of a grown up phone then a teen phone
Reviewed by liz from england on 2nd Dec 2009
I have now had the samsung genio for 2 months and got it on a vodaphone
deal with the carphone warehouse for £15 a month. The phone its self
is very good and i recommend it, it is very easy to use and has a good
reponsive touch screen. It takes some getting used to texting with a
touch screen if not used to it but i found it easy to pick up. The camera
is also not bad and it does take vids. All in all i am very happy with
my phone and many people have said 'oo i love your phone'. I have the
yellow one and i love it.. very very good phone.
Reviewed by Shaun from England on 1st Dec 2009
Had this phone for nearly two weeks still above half battery amazing!
The MP3 player sound quality is better and louder than my Creative Zen,
I like all the apps especially Facebook internet is a tad slow though.
This is the first touch screen phone I have owned but found that after
a few minutes of use the screen presses develope lag and slow down (maybe
mine is faulty) the overall quality is excellent and the screen looks
amazing much smaller than I expected definatley recommend this phone.
Reviewed by HW from Engaland on 1st Dec 2009
Brilliant phone. Im getting 1 for christmas but my friend has 1 so i
was using it and i thought it was a supurb phone. Fot £70-80 it is worth
it and for all those haters, if u dont like it get another 1!lol
Reviewed by Nafisa from England on 1st Dec 2009
A really good phone. I got it recently for my birthday and i love it.
Got many good applications. More for teenagers then adults though!
Reviewed by lauren from england on 1st Dec 2009
just got this phone yesterday. its easy to use and good for people who
like to text. its really pretty too. and the camera isn't that bad &
the music volume is loud! :) i highly recommend it! i love mine.
Reviewed by Miguel from england on 1st Dec 2009
phone isn't too bad.. camera is baaad its not good at all... my main
issue is the battery, ive had it 3days and it seems to run out of charge
in about 3 hours with minimal texting and no calls.... even in silent
mode with the vibrate mode turned off.. it doesnt last long... Stay
away from this phone, save up and get a better phone
Reviewed by rebecca from england on 30th Nov 2009
I think that this phone is samsungs version of the iphone it has so
many features on it and its a good £100-200 cheaper than the iphone
Reviewed by Chloe from England on 29th Nov 2009
AMAZING, ABSOLOUTLEY AMAZING.For anyone who wants a phone 100000000
time better than the tocco lite get this it is much more stylish and
i love everything about it
Reviewed by Amy from Northern Ireland on 29th
I got my phone when it first came oout and it is the best phone i have
ever owned in my whole life!
Reviewed by kathryn from england on 28th Nov 2009
Thiss phone is not rubbish!!
Reviewed by FH from UK on 28th Nov 2009
My friendgot the samsung genio for her birthday. In school i went on
it and i tried to go down on the list but it went onto something totally
different! The themes are not very good and it's touch screen HAS NOT
got very good quality. For christmas, im getting the samsung jet. Already
been on it lol, its amazing! I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PHONE! ITS RUBBISH
MY FRIEND PICKED THE WRONG PHONE. lol. Sorry if you were thinking about
getting it. x
Reviewed by cy from england on 28th Nov 2009
its a nice fone but i reli want the samsung genio pro i think its alot
better but ive gotta wait 4 it 2 cum out so n the price but thi9s fnes
alot better then the tocco lite all my frend hav sed that the tocca
is not so brilliant n ive wanted the samsung genio touch since it come
out in the white colour but wen i was serchin n the genio pro popped
up i fell in love with it loool
Reviewed by linux user from united kingdom on
28th Nov 2009
great fone for the price i think this is a good phone so far, only got
it today and impressed so far
Reviewed by steph stroud from england on 26th
i got this phone a few weeks ago and it always seem to run out of battery
quickly, even after keeping it on charge all night. the touch isnt that
good and always clicks on things i dont want too. the only good thing
is the colours :)
Reviewed by Hayley Wheeler from Jersey C.A on
26th Nov 2009
Well I personally think that the Tocco is a better looking phone, quicker
response to touch and better camera. Although the Genio is a more Personal
Touch phone the Tocco is alot better. :)
Reviewed by Harriette from UK on 25th Nov 2009
Do not get the Cookie i just had it for a month and the screen crash
all the time and it just to worst phone i have ever had my dads got
the apple I i do not recermend it he has had it for 4 months and ever
time he had finished a call it didnt come up end call so you waist lots
and lots of credit not good but then i cam across this beauty a genio
in bright orange .The internet works in no wireless places and it is
just amazing the only tiny thing is that it interprits what you want
to put texting but i will recermend it for girls and boys with its funky
bright wierd colours.
Reviewed by Daniel from Ireland on 24th Nov 2009
This is the best phone ever!!!!!Only got it today and im addicted to
it!!!! A Must have for all ages!!Highly responsive touch screen and
some GROOVY coloured jackets!!! buy one NOW!!!!!!
Reviewed by Holly from UK on 24th Nov 2009
I like the phone in general and it's really quite jazzy, however, it
doesnt let me completely recieve songs via bluetooth, it cuts out halfway,
and the internet often decides it just doesnt want to load even though
i have full signal, i've only had the phone for around 7 hours, and
i love it, but despise it at the same time as it's just so frustrating,.
the space and back buttons on the texting is in the most ridiculous
place ever, and i have to touch slightly to the left of the things i
want to select as you cannot calibrate it yourself, another thing is
the awful camera, it's shockingly bad even at 2mp, i originally wanted
the new f5650 from samsung but found out it wasn't released til a later
date so pretty much had to settle for the genio, and it's spec is naff.
i'm 17 and thought the phone would be amazing, it's not that good at
Reviewed by Tony from South Shields on 23rd Nov
Rubbish. Texting rubbish. Camera rubbish. Usability rubbish. The touch
screen simply isnt calibrated acurately making sending a text sometimes
impossible, especially on the move. Trying to use the phone while on
a call is rediculous too. Internet isn't too bad but not worth the sacrifice
of the ability to text accurately and quickly.
Reviewed by Megan from Scotland on 21st Nov 2009
This phone is outstanding. It is excellent quality. I love the colour
jackets. It adds style to the phone. It is fast and efficient and I
wouldn't want a better phone. The only thing I would improve is the
Reviewed by Aimee from UK on 21st Nov 2009
i have just got this phone & i love it so much but im scared 2 take
of the plastic cover as i dont want 2 get fungerprints on it lol also
the texting isnt that good but overall a very very good phone
Reviewed by sydney from england on 21st Nov 2009
i got this phone 2day and its the best phone i have ever had i got it
in pink and it looks so good the features are good and it is simple
to work !!
Reviewed by Francesca from Scotland on 14th Nov
I got the Samsung Genio touch the other day and i must say that it is
the best phone i have ever had!! The last phone that i had was the o2
orbit and that was a pretty terrible phone. The samsung genio touch
is gr8 i recomend it for teenage girls and boys but all so for other
ages. The Samsung genio touch is a must have gadget.
Reviewed by Adam from United Kingdom on 12th Nov
I just got this phone on Virgin Contract, i had owned a Samsung Tocco
before but it malfunctioned. I must say its a really nice looking phone
and iam used to touchscreen so no probs there. Also great colour jackets
i got a black cover and a white cover. The only thing that lets it down
is the 2meg camera, all in all a decent phone iam happy!!!
Reviewed by joe owens from uk on 11th Nov 2009
this phone is a great phone while im in colledge donk facebook its amazing
and just for £80 plus the cases are good personally i think the phone
is great and it is worth buying
Reviewed by Kim from UK on 11th Nov 2009
I bought this phone as I just fancied something new, I think it's great
for it's money. Of course there are better phone about but it offers
a lot for its price. You can change the text message alert to a song
of your choice just follow these instuctions: settings - profiles -
chose new message from the drop down menu at the top - message alert
tone - on the bottom right is a button for sounds, this then takes you
to your media files so you can search for whatever song you wish to
use. Hope this helps
Reviewed by Chloe from uk on 11th Nov 2009
I had this phone as a replacment phone for the Nokia 5800 and I have
to say I just dont like it. Well ill rephrase that, I love the look
of the phone and think its great that it comes with 2 other 'jackets'
to change the colour of the phone but the touch screen I just cant get
used too! The text messaging is simply the worst ive come across. If
you have the fingers of a 5yr old and dont want to text on the move
then its great but its almost like the screen hasnt been calibrated.
You have to press much lower on the button you want to use, then it
presses the one next to it or knocks off the predictive text!!! The
space and back bar are awkwardly placed and the sensitivity of the touch
screen is just random. You can feel the vibration like it has picked
it up but it doesnt register what you have pressed. The camera is terrible,
with no flash, so make sure if you buy this phone you are only ever
going to want to take pictures in places that are well lit. Its a shame
as the phone is really cool looking and cheap to buy on pay as you go,
perhaps better suited to younger people, maybe those who are getting
their first mobiles and want touch screens. I wouldnt recommend it to
anyone that has had phones such as the 5800 as that is a cool just phone
just a few software problems. Also when your on the phone and need to
use the keypad, its awkward to unlock the phone then find the keypad
button!!!Pain in the bum! Overall, wouldnt recommend it if you use your
phone for texting and taking pictures on the go. Oh and any pictures
that you put on your phone for wallpapers shrink to fit the quality
to reduced some what! Dont bother with!
Reviewed by Liz from Ireland on 10th Nov 2009
I bought this phone not so long ago and it is excellent but i'm having
trouble putting music oto it and another annoying thing is that you
can't change the message alert noise but overall i love my phone!!
Reply by jazz from UK on 30th Dec
Yes you can change the message alerts. Go to profile and you will see
the box at the right hand upper corner and you will see the 3 options
when you press it.
Reviewed by sillymillie from uk on 9th Nov 2009
i think this phone is great. i bought one of these phones i took it
home so all my family bought one aswell the bes colour is white with
silver and green :) it is a great phone :) lol !!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by jill seakins from england on 8th Nov
i bought one of these phones, got home and took a look, my son liked
it that much, i had to go and buy him one as well, its perfect, i have
never liked or got on with touch screen before, but i must admit its
like a starter phone to get used to touch controls, so easy to use,
it looks great to, i love everything about it, music is great, battery
life is great, volume is great, infact its all great, i will say the
price is what made me go for this phone only £63-00 well worth it, go
on treat urself you won't be disappointed
Reviewed by charlotte from englang on 7th Nov
i love how the phone is but i havnt droped it and all the bottom has
cracked near the button
Reviewed by chaz from sunderland on 7th Nov 2009
i got the genio i think its a mint phon just the problem is i didnt
gt a disk to put onto my laptop tp put songs onto me phone r they ment
tto have a disk t wat cuse i cant put songs on me phone now my camra
has never froze r anythink i love it but watch iv said it it will lol
the only prob i had was my txts werent comin through so rang 02 and
the said turn ur phone of and bk on and it worked thank god lol
Reviewed by Jamie Holt from United Kingdom on
7th Nov 2009
rubbish phone, i am on my third replacement within 1 MONTH!! due to
camera crashes, messages being received hundreds of times, no response
from the touchscreen whatsoever. and also when i am on the phone to
a company, same as Bill, i can't find the keypad. terrible phone. DO
NOT BUY IT!! go with the lg kp500 cookie instead!!
Reviewed by liz from UK on 7th Nov 2009
Bill, UK.....apparently you press the top button on the right handside
of the phone and then it comes up with an option to press keypad (at
the bottom of the screen) Hope that makes sense!
Reviewed by Hayley Munson from uk on 7th Nov 2009
bill ... wen ur making a call and the screen goes blank on the right
hand side of the phone hold down the 'hold' button !! hope this helps
Reviewed by Bill from uk on 4th Nov 2009
good looking phone but im having problem,when i use the key pad to phone
a number to a company etc. and they say press 1 or2 or whatever to get
through to the right operator the screen goes blank or the keypad dissapears
and i can'use the keypad.can anybody help me.
Reviewed by Katie Smith from Wales on 3rd Nov
I like this phone but I am stuck with a couple of things. Can any of
you help? How do I find the facebook widget because I can't find it,
and also how do I download other applications, because I can't do that
either. The phone itself though is lovely.
Reviewed by Lisa from uk on 1st Nov 2009
i think this phone is very good. it looks nice, easy to work & hold.
good features. had no problems! :)
Reviewed by Kimberley from Scotland on 1st Nov
I got the genio touch a few weeks ago and love it so far. It's very
easy to navigate and i think the colours are great. One thing i have
to say is, that like Leanne, it occasionally freezes when you press
the camera button. I also had the same problem as Dave for the first
couple of days but it doesn't seem to happen any more. Overall, i love
Reviewed by Matthew from Brocklesby on 1st Nov
great phone, agree with leanne that it freezes the phone on camera mode.
great facebook widget. overall, i think i prefer the lg cookie which
i am getting soon....please reply if anybody else prefers the lg cookie.
Reviewed by A-L from Britain on 31st Oct 2009
Played around with this phone at an o2 shop and I have to say that it's
great. the touchscreen is very responsive and is easy to use. My only
problem with this phone is that when texting the genio doesn't have
a a qwerty keyboard but other than that it's a great phone and I'm going
to get 1 soon.
Reviewed by alistair munro from glasgow on 31st
Amazing phone at an amazing price. I had nokia 5530 but not wap compatible
on o2. Thought of spending £200 on 5800, but then had a look at the
genio. Was not sure at first but wow, a little cracker. It may only
have a 2megapixel camera, but you take the picture then touch the screen
and hey presto, the whole screen is filled.Good looking, good ringtones,
easy to use. Basically it is a bragain, compared to the nightmare of
purchasing the right phone. A great xmas present for someone
Reviewed by kerri from scotland on 31st Oct 2009
i think this is a good phone so far, only got it today and impressed
so far, but comment down below.. it freezes on my when you press the
camera button, i though it was only mines.. i wonder lol..
Reviewed by Leanne from UK on 30th Oct 2009
Great Phone.. glued to it, got the white one.. from argos £89 with £20
credit added in.. only problem is if you press the camera button on
the side, sometimes it freezes the phone.. anyone had the same problem?
also.. comes with NO GAMES :( and on vodafones website there are like
no games compatible with the phone.. argh :( overall.. perfect for facebook
Reviewed by Maria from England on 30th Oct 2009
I dont normally write reviews.. but felt i had to for this phone..wot
a cracking little phone...it's a nice size...perfect if you have small
hands it sits very comfortable...excellent battery life..i've got 4-5
days out of the battery before having to charge again!.and i text and
call everyday...very easy to use and the screen is very responsive...tones
are loud enough and you can set the ringtones as message tone etc...cheap
as well £63 on vodafone payg...this isnt a 3G phone so dont expect great
speeds if you're using the interenet..but perfect for calling/texting.
DAVE (25th Oct)..IF YOU GO INTO SETTINGS/PROFILES/NEW MESSAGE...THEN
CHANGE THE MESSAGE REPITION TO ONCE ONLY (THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE IT ON
PERIODIC?)..hope that helps?
Reviewed by mujtaba from england on 29th Oct 2009
i brought this phone yesterday and its a charmer for £63 and i love
it but i have a regret that i didn't buy the nokia 5310 which is i think
better than the genio but 60 pounds more
Reviewed by paul from Scotland on 28th Oct 2009
Amazing battery life, headphones appear better than the expensive ones
I bought for my mp3 player. Just wish the manual was easier to read,
or available to download! So far a top notch bit of kit
Reviewed by lulu from england on 27th Oct 2009
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dis fone is useless. It cuts out during calls and freezes sevral times.
I only had it 4 bout a week but brought it back to shop and insisted
on a replacement. They gave me the tocco lite. Its AMAZING get it nw.
Do not buy da genio buy the TOCCO LITE.